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  1/9/2013, Tevet 27, 5773

Hotline to Help Voters Find Correct Polling Station


By instruction of Chairman of the Central Elections Committee, citizens will soon be able to call a phone number and find out where they are meant to vote. The call center will operate within a few days until the elections.

MK Uri Maklev (Shas) requested the service, explaining that not everyone has access to the internet and may require information to ensure the arrive at their correct polling place.

Citizens are mailed a card indicating their polling station. A voter must go to their exact polling location as determined by their mailing address and present their voting card and Israeli ID. The hotline is meant to help those who have moved or have other circumstances. Elections are scheduled for January 22nd. Each voter can choose only one party. Slips of paper with each party name are inserted into sealed envelopes and then into a box where ther are later counted. The party with the most votes will form the government.

In various individual party primaries, electronic voting was used.